Power regenerative suspension systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,876.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-11-C-0051
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-133-1180
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-133
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Levant Power Corporation
288 Norfolk St, Cambridge, MA, 02139
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
828990825
Principal Investigator:
David Diamond
VP Business Development &
(617) 313-2076
david@levantpower.com
Business Contact:
Zackary Anderson
Chief Operating Officer
(617) 313-0919
zack@levantpower.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project will demonstrate the feasibility of using regenerative suspension technology with semi-active control capabilities to both harness waste energy from military vehicle suspensions and simultaneously improve ride quality/handling. The proposed effort includes modeling, simulation, and evaluation of a power regenerative suspension system based on empirical and modeled results from GenShock, our breakthrough regenerative suspension technology. GenShock harvests waste energy on vehicles, machines, and aircraft, turning linear motion into usable electric power. GenShock extends vehicle range, improves maneuverability, augments fuel economy, and increases the readiness and survivability of the force. Simultaneously and without sacrificing power generation, GenShock improves stability, safety, maximum all-terrain speed, and ride quality of ground vehicles and weapons platforms. In semi-active mode, GenShock stiffens and softens the suspension in concert with terrain and other parameters. The proposed system utilizes proven hydraulics and electromechanical technologies in a durable and low-cost packaging for optimal performance, durability, and cost/benefit.

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